Ronaldinho Released From Prison, Placed Under House Arrest

Oluwole Ola

Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis have been released from prison in Paraguay and placed under house arrest. The pair were arrested in early March after allegedly using a false passport to enter the country.

After spending 32 days in prison, judge Gustavo Amarilla has decided that the duo can live in a hotel in Asuncion while they await trial on their charges.

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Lawyers for Ronaldinho and Assis have posted a $1.6 million (£1.3m) bail on behalf of their clients, after a previous application was denied because authorities deemed the pair to be a flight risk.

Ronaldinho and Assis were detained after producing the documents when entering Paraguay, having traveled to the country to take part in a number of promotional events. Instead the duo ended up inside the maximum security Agrupacion Especializada prison after being arrested at the Resort Yacht and Golf Club Paraguay.

During his time behind bars, the former Barcelona star had been keeping busy by taking part in a number of prison football matches. Several photos and videos of the games have gone viral after being released.

The 2005 Ballon d’Or winner has already seen his Brazilian and Spanish passports seized by Brazil’s authorities in 2019 because of separate legal issues.

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